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Varutt Kittichungchit

Varutt Kittichungchit is a legal professional in Baker McKenzie Bangkok office.

Amidst the surging interest in environmental, social and governance considerations, the Ministry of Industry has revised the obligations under its notification on certain factory operators in monitoring and reporting air pollution data. The aim of this notification is to bring up to date the current requirements, extend the coverage of applicability and help improve the availability of emission data to the public.

The global trend on sustainability is gaining momentum in many aspects. Corporate entities are being obliged to operate with more sophisticated social responsibility towards all stakeholders. This time we discuss the developing legal landscape of human rights due diligence, another elements in the “S” of the ESG (environment, social and governance) movement.

The ecosystem of the electric vehicle (EV) market is huge and requires significant investment. While the market forecast is bright, many existing players are still waiting for the right time to invest, not to mention new players considering entering into this emerging market. One of the key drivers to activate the consumers’ buying motivation, the primary factor for advancement of the EV market to the next stage, involves financial incentives.

Among the major elements of CASE, the “E” (Electrification) is the most discussed element to date. Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to have the largest market impact on the automotive industry in the near future as well as contribute to the transformation in the structure of the global automotive supply chain.